I have a couple of old desktops sitting around and would love to turn one into a HTPC that would be basically used for serving movies to our 42" LCD.
I have little knowledge of this stuff.
Is it as simple as just formatting the HDD and loading XP on it and setting it up near the TV with a VGA cable running between them and running a audio cable to the tv as well??
I don't have ethernet connections in the lounge room, but am thinking about getting one put in. Do I really need one when I can transfer the movies from my main PC to the HTPC via USB etc?
I have sky so i dont think I need to worry about any tv programming etc.
It is basically for showing divx movies I have umm made on my main computer.
Any advice please.